From Six to One

We’ve been very focused for the past few days on clarifying the key characteristics of the taxonomic six kingdoms, Animalia, Plantae, Protista, Fungi, Archaebacteria, and Eubacteria.  Students are testing on this material today and tomorrow (periods 3 and 5) using knowledge learned in this unit, and notecards they prepared in class.

Next week, we get the exciting prospect of focusing (literally and figuratively) on the kingdom of Protists, or Protozoa.   The little critters will arrive  sometime next week for us to watch and view under microscopic observation.  Students still need to develop a few basic microscope skills to make this work.  They will be reading the fine print in newspapers using the microscope beginning Thursday.  If you would like to help and see what is going on next week, please call or email alison.uster@district6.org,  to volunteer.  I could use a couple of extra hands next Thursday and Friday.  (Oh, and please remember to sign in at the office and get a visitor’s ID.  Thanks!

Comments (3)

ElisabethMarch 10th, 2009 at 2:31 pm

I love science!!!
:-)

~Liz

alison.usterMarch 10th, 2009 at 8:57 pm

Thanks, Elizabeth, so do I! Ms. U.

nickyApril 25th, 2009 at 3:29 pm

when are you going to update your blog

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